The Rose Bowl is a championship football game that is part of the bowl series that takes place at the end of each season. Typically, the teams that are chosen to play in the Rose Bowl are from Big Ten or Pac-12 schools in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The first Rose Bowl was held in 1902, making it the oldest of all of the college tournaments that are still being run this day. Prior to the game, there is a famous parade that features floats made up of flowers. Usually, the Rose Bowl is held on January 1, and it takes place at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California.